The modern day sheer-tulle-with-tattoo-lace trend can largely be attributed to Fleur of England. Whilst I’m hesitant to claim the brand invented it, they’re almost certainly responsible for driving it to such widespread and recent popularity. Skivvies By For Love & Lemons has certainly capitalised on the tattoo lace trend. The bulk of the brand’s designs utilise the lace appliqué mesh technique with various strappy attachments.
Uye Surana is an independent brand from NYC with a commitment to ethical manufacturing, supportive bralets and gorgeous textiles. Their products are all sewn in-house in small quantities, and Surana’s designs offer a refreshing take on the overdone strappy trend. Delicate lace trims and plays on transparency/opacity make the aesthetic look fresh and appealing. The brand also has some gorgeous colourways and textiles on offer (including hand-floral-dyed silk). I’ve been wanting to try Uye Surana for a while, so felt pretty lucky when I offered some of their products to review. I chose the Claire bralet, panty and a Deep-V Layering cami.
I thought about including this Prickly Pear Embroidered Bralette in our Autumn/Winter bra roundup, but it’s so much fun and so unique (and also doesn’t have a matching knicker), that I felt it was better showcased in a blog post of its own. I honestly don’t remember where I first ran across Birds and Beestings embroiderery work. It may have been in one of those recommended Instagram post or as […]
Disclosure: the pieces in this article were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Whenever I can, I prefer to buy my lingerie from indie designers, mostly because I can be more certain that their products are made ethically. Urban Outfitters is far from being an indie retailer and their history of dubious labor practices and problematic marketing has turned me off of […]
Materials Needed: Simplicity 14261950’s Bra Top – Available in sizes 4-22. Knit or woven fabric (If you are creating a bathing suit top, make sure to use a swimwear fabric) 1 or 2 spools of thread Hand sewing needle Tracing Paper Tracing wheel Scissors and snips Weights (You can buy fabric weights, or you can do what I do and use canned goods.) Tailors chalk Iron and Ironing Board Sewing […]